What is the Future of EdCamp?

Edcamp is a great model of grassroots organization and participant leadership- so what happens when larger numbers of people, organizations and institutions latch on that idea?...

Equity and Teacher Hiring

Plenty of people are ready to tell schools and teachers what to do to solve problems in education, but pretty short on ideas for closing the equity and opportunity gaps that stack the odds against cer...

Drumming Up a Shift in Thinking

My recent vacation produced a valuable lesson about life and learning, a reminder of how hard it is to turn off expectations and simply be open to what you find. The lesson began at the moment I chang...

Identity Safety First

Discussions of curriculum and instruction are integral to our profession, but at times we neglect some of the foundational concerns that enable or inhibit learning in the first place. That's the value...

Putting Our Trust in Students

When teachers are trusted to take student learning in new and exciting directions, they are in a position to extend that trust to students. It's a powerful step for those ready and willing to take it....